Dylan joined our family in December 2010. My pregnancy was a normal pregnancy. No complications. No abnormal ultrasounds. Nothing to worry about. It was fairly stress free and I thoroughly enjoyed being pregnant, just like I did with my first. Labor and deliver, as well, were fairly stress free with no major complications. After around 9 hours of laboring and a quick 1 minute or so of actual pushing, Dylan was born. They put him on my belly immediately. Bryson cut the cord. I cried and cried. Dylan cried and cried. He was beautiful! So perfect! I instantly fell in love with this little boy. It was overwhelming. That moment is something that can't be described in words. Such a sweet, peaceful, perfect moment. Bryson and I were all smiles and so happy. So in love with our new little boy. They took him away to clean him up and measure him. He was perfection!
The rest is an excerpt from a personal blog entry I wrote in February 2011 regarding Dylan's birth and his diagnosis:
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